Helen [Andrews] Spalding

"Clippings of the Past" from March 31, 1887 reprinted in the Goldendale Sentinel on February 19, 1942.

"The wife of Rev. Carlos Spalding departed this life at the beautiful family home on Spring Creek in this county on Wednesday evening March 23d 1887, after an illness of many months and afflictions great though patiently and heroicly endured.

Mrs. Spalding was well and favorably known in Goldendale where she at one time resided and carried on business. She made many friends here where her intellectual powers and her moral worth made their impress upon the community and were greatly appreciated.

She leaves behind, of her own immediate family, a bereaved and sorrow stricken husband, her three sons, Howard, Harman and Gilman and her daughter Mrs. Allene Webb.

The subject of this sketch came into this country in July 1878 bringing with her that portion of the family left temporarily in Michigan while her husband and oldest son, Howard came the year before to plant a home in the far west.

Her maiden name was Andrews and she was born in the state of New York in 1833, went to Michigan with her parents in 1837 and commenced her pioneer life. At the age of fifteen years she began school teaching which occupation she followed principally for eight years. She united with the M.E. Church at the age of seventeen years and remained a faithful member thereof to the last hour. She was the eldest of a family of eight children, the youngest of which together with her father and mother now survive her, still residing in Michigan."

Transcribed by E Rowley from the Goldendale Sentinel